I can confirm that individual community standards were in control of not only its airplay, but its retail availability as well, at least to a certain extent. We distributed the single to all of our one-stop accounts that ordered it, but for our rack-job accounts (titles were selected by us), we knew better than to sell this record in certain areas. We racked several department store chains from New Jersey to the Carolinas in 1972. Not all of them carried 45s, but all of the G. C. Murphy stores and Murphy's Marts did, and in the Bible Belt we had to be very careful about recordings that would offend their customers. By 1972 we had already established which stores NEVER would get any controversial releases. These were the locations that wouldn't allow us to put Beatles records in their stores a few years earlier. I'm sure other rack-jobbers supplying product to other stores were doing the same thing. Just like individual store owners who made the decision not to offend their customers, and just didn't carry this record.